OpenJDK 6 and 6u10 features
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Sat Nov 1 17:59:33 PDT 2008
2008/11/1 Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com>:
> Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
>> OpenJDK 6 build 12 contained ports of bug fixes from a number of 6u10
>> component areas (corba, jaxp, jaxws, langtools).  Most changes from
>> the core jdk component area of 6u10 were not ported. The porting effort
>> that took place of a relatively small number of bugs to a subset of the
>> full OpenJDK code base was still a sizeable effort.  The full set of
>> changes made to the core jdk in 6u10 is many times larger with a
>> proportionally larger porting cost. We at Sun do not plan to do a
>> wholesale port of those 6u10 features from the core jdk to OpenJDK 6.
>> However, over the coming months we will be porting those 6u10 features
>> to OpenJDK 7 and we would welcome community assistance in backporting
>> appropriate features from OpenJDK 7 to OpenJDK 6. (These jdk area
>> features in 6u10 are separate from plugin and webstart functionality.)
> Thanks for the heads up.
> How are we in the community going to know when 6u10 features are ported
> to OpenJDK 7? Are we expected to look at ChangeLogs, or will you be
> announcing them as you go? If you point us to the changes as you go
> along, or perhaps post a list of them, the we can do the backporting.
I think they need to be clearly announced as they are backported.
Clearly those doing the rather extensive backporting will be aware of
which patches these are, whereas it's a lot harder to track this over
the multiple OpenJDK7 repositories.
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